If you have immediate concerns about a child or young person’s safety, please telephone the Multi Agency Referral Unit (MARU) on 0300 123 1116 or speak to the police.
If you are located on the Isles of Scilly, please telephone the Children’s Social Care Team on 01720 424483. For Out of Hours enquiries call 01720 422699.
If the situation is an emergency, please dial 999 and speak to the police.
Exploited children and young people may not look like they’re being exploited. They may not seem vulnerable and they might not behave like victims. But exploitation, whether it’s criminal or sexual, poses a real threat to the lives of children and young people across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and must be stopped.
If you see something that doesn’t look right, it might not be. So, please: learn the signs of exploitation and report any concerns today.
You don’t have to be absolutely certain; if you’re concerned a child is being exploited or their safety is at risk, speak to someone.
You can report your concern to the Multi-Agency Referral Unit who will consider what information should be provided and decide what steps to take next.
The information you provide, not matter how small or insignificant you think it is, could be the missing piece of information needed to keep a child or young person safe from harm.
If you are worried about a child or young adult who is in immediate danger, please call 999 and speak to the police.
For further information about what child exploitation is and the sings of exploitation, who is at risk and where it can take place visit The Cornwall Safeguarding Children Partnership for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly